Thursday, December 29, 2005
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Friday, December 09, 2005
New arrival at DFS Changi airport terminal 1.
The Glenlivet 15 yo french oak 43%.
better not pop it open. too many unfinished bottles.
Undressing the 15 yo (glenlivet).
Originally uploaded by stonz.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
ding! ding! sold! at US$396.11
bought at US$286.99 on 29th August 2005.
just to take some money off the plate. and unless it jumps major... my 5 shares was not facing much upside.
- US$109.12 * 5
- fees: US$35 (buy sell)
- exchange rate 1.7
Friday, November 04, 2005
Originally uploaded by stonz.
just add carrots. instant pets. makes a clicking-buzzing sound with their short wings.
oh yeah. they bite. was trying to clean the "carrot-byproducts", one dropped out of the container. i made a grab. the little $@##$%$#%! took a juicy bite at my thumb.
people in beijing keep them in containers and near to their bodies. to keep them warm.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
uniquely singapore - orchard road
this has to one of the biggest oxymoron of singapore.
found on the website "Uniquely Singapore"
with the intro text...
"For the Orchard area, these are the nightspots that are strongly recommended:
In no particular order,"
the site highlights 5 nightspots... with the same picture of "Shaw Centre"
so much for "uniquely", "in-no-particular-order"
either that... someone working for them.. loves shaw centre.
similar other links:
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
added another stock to the portfolio. ebay. as usual, working the total amount to be around s$2.5k
EBAY 40 x $38.5
it's the comeback stock, the last time i bought it. at $46. gained about 20%. sold it off... the naturally it keep rising until it split at 80+.
here we go again. i hope this ride would be as fun.
Current US Stock Holdings:
IBM 44.23 | $64.77 | +28.2% |
GOOG 5 | $286.99 | +21.1% |
AAPL 30 | $49.2 | +14.7% |
EBAY 40 | $38.35 | +0.8% |
MSFT 50 | $26.7 | -6.6% |
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Monday, October 10, 2005
superman playing "5-10" with a bottle of johnnie walker red label
Originally uploaded by stonz.
yeah! go supaman!
Monday, October 03, 2005
atkin's, south beach? nah....
taken from page 2:
Drinking Man's Diet: Sample Menu
(With grams of carbohydrate)
Menu planning, the Dean Martin way!
1/4 cantaloupe or 4 ounces of tomato juice (5)
Ham or bacon, 2 slices (0)
Egg, fried, boiled or poached (trace)
Coffee or tea (0)
Dry martini or whiskey and soda, if desired (trace)
Broiled fish or steak or roast chicken (0)
2 glasses dry wine, if you wish (trace)
Green beans or asparagus (1)
Lettuce and tomato salad with French or Roquefort dressing (4)
Coffee or tea (0)
Martinis or highballs, if you desire (trace)
Hors d'oeuvres of 2 stalks of celery stuffed with pâté (5)
Shrimp cocktail (4)
Beef, pork, lamb, veal chicken or turkey (0)
Green beans, 1 cup, brussels sprouts, 1/2 cup, or cauliflower, 1 cup (6)
2 glasses dry wine (trace)
1/2 avocado with French dressing (8)
Cheese: Roquefort, Camembert, Swiss or cheddar (trace)
Coffee or tea (0)
Total grams of carbohydrate: 33
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
of cos.... my man.... mentioned me. his best man.
my conclusion... i could be the most mentally stable person.... hence approved by the wife.
me, me, me!
if anyone wants to do websites.... especially wedding ones. i'll secure the replication rights to this one... and resell it to you. contact me for more details.
after THE wedding, of cos, i do have tiny morsels of integrity and decency somewhere in me.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
"I want to make sure my hires succeed. In a startup, you want people who can survive without structure -- or who can invent structure as they go. Things likethat don't come through on a résumé."
Sunday, September 04, 2005
in 1993: [url]
Singapore is a relentlessly G-rated experience, micromanaged by a state that has the look and feel of a very large corporation. If IBM had ever bothered to actually possess a physical country, that country might have had a lot in common with Singapore. There's a certain white-shirted constraint, an absolute humorlessness in the way Singapore Ltd. operates; conformity here is the primedirective, and the fuzzier brands of creativity are in extremely short supply.
Many local people in Singapore seemed to feel the need to half-apologize to me about the Singapore government. And every last one of these lamenters was, insome sense or another, affiliated with the Singapore government.
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Scotsman.com News - Scotland - Alarm Bells ring as 'girlie' Irish liqueur creams off top spot
dang! bailey's the the top selling spirit in britain.....
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
just needed to put this down... it's as simple as this....
What % of publicly listed company in singapore, is govt linked?
let's simply things.
First the govt privatise certain sectors.
1) privatised govt sectors get listed. we, the citizens of singapore, pay for those shares. (they own assets to used to belong to the govt/ country)
2) hey! those assets were funded by the govt.... which are funded by us in the first place. (keep the count: we have paid twice for the same assets.)
3) now the trend is.... these "companies" sell their assets/ properties to REITs... and guess what.. who's buying those REITs? us.... baby... still us...
is that good biz or what? single asset, 3 times over.
think about it.....
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Monday, August 08, 2005
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
from da man... in japan... click away..
I also found out that her name is Satoh Tamao (family name first)all repeat after me.... satoh tamao.... satoh tamao.... satoh tamao.... satoh tamao....
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Boing Boing: No blank ammo for army exercises? Yell "bang" instead
hush!... don't tell anyone... it's a SOP for our national servicemen. i always thought it was quite an original idea.... well, well... legacy teachings from the brits. ho!
Monday, July 18, 2005
this just happens to everyone right?
you get a new hairstyle at the salon... and that is probably the last time you will ever see it... you wake up the next day/ after 1 wash... you just forced to style it, like 364 days before that.
"freestyle", "natural"... it doesn't matter what the hairstylist tells you.. you can't do it..
here's the place... to store your "one-time" hairstyles.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
my previous post
bt-world: pic of day day: WSOP 2005. cute!
could this be.... the same gal?
powers of makeover.... but still.... marry me! (based on the WSOP photo)
macallan leather flask w 2 shot glasses
Originally uploaded by stonz.
just bought it off ebay.
looks cool. ha. yeah. impulse buy. that's what happens when u are squatting in jakarta.... with nothing much to do
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
as seen at World Series of Poker 2005.
known as the "red rose lady".... wow! major cutie.
if i was paying us$10k for entry... i would be as flash... at least, she got photographed and likely to be on ESPN's coverage.
marry me please. *red rose lady*!
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Originally uploaded by stonz.
aka call me bt "blade" tan or bt "federer" tan
never knew i had such a wicked forehand.
those mosquitoes never had a chance... but they are winning the war.
it's like... after killing a entire HDB block worth of mosquitoes. you go to sleep... and when u wake up... those mosquitoes "hey! free lodgings! free food! tell the whole village!" there's more than ever of them. sunday! the whole kampong have moved in.
the mosquitoe coil is burning, baygon sprayed... i've "wimbledon-ed" a good 45 mins... go into the shower and when i come out? the next bus of mosquitoes have arrived. wtf!
war goes on......
best "aliens" movie scene:
you walk into the toilet. ready to take a dump. you are certain, you have already killed most of the mosquitoes in there.... 2 kamikazi fly right into your face. "wtf! where do they come from?"... you look up.... and go "SHITE!" and run out to fetch your weapon.
it's like discovering the mother alien's nest....
best "aliens" movie dialogue:
"bitch! get down here. i'm waiting for you!" as you sit... on the toilet. talking to the big fat mosquitoe perched on the walls above you..... (for the interested readers: that one was terminated by a patented move: "the jump smash")
Friday, July 01, 2005
i knew it.... that 's what i've been telling everyone... whisky is the "water of life. good for you...
THE traditional toast when drinking a good malt whisky is, of course, slainte (to your good health). To the uninitiated, this is just a pleasantry, but there is good scientific evidence that whisky is good for you. Earlier this year, studies were published showing that a regular (but modest) dram may guard against the risk of cancer. Whisky contains antioxidants, in the form of ellagic acid, which wage war on the unstable free radical atoms in the body that hasten cell replication. But the more cells replicated, the more chance you have of developing rogue cancer cells. Fortunately, ellagic acid is a highly-effective free radical scavenger that absorbs or eats up rogue cells. And single-malt whiskies have even more ellagic acid than red wine.
"...And single-malt whiskies have even more ellagic acid than red wine." Now there is even more good news. Scientists in Japan claim to have discovered that a dram a day is also good for keeping wrinkles at bay. A three-year study has found evidence that the chemical constituents found naturally in barrels made of oak are secreted into the whisky. These react with the whisky itself to slow down the ageing process, leaving your face looking much younger. But then, we always knew that whisky was the water of life.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
- 93. Rubik's Cube
- 92. Zoids/Transformers
- 90. Mastermind
- 89. Walkie-talkies
- 86. Sorry
- 79. Viewmaster
- 76. Tomytronic 3D
- 71. Connect 4
- 57. CGL Galaxy Invaders 1000
- 51. A radio controlled car
- 48. Silly Putty
- 47. Operation
- 43. Slime
- 40. Game and Watch
- 38. Etchasketch
- 37. Cluedo
- 31. Screwball Scramble
- 23. Speak And Spell
- 20. Star Bird
- 16. Tasco Telescope
- 15. Six Million Dollar Man
- 8. Sea Monkeys
- 1. A bike
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
great! now i gotta at least try it once.... and blow more monies.
Another first for The Macallan
The Macallan single Highland malt whisky has become so sought after in Singapore it now has its own bar, where a nip can set you back £117.
Located within the aptly named Divine Society Club, the private bar has only one entry criteria: you must be well heeled, especially as membership fees alone are over £1,500 a year.
Frequented by the country’s rich and famous, The Macallan bar is located in the opulent lobby of the famous Parkview Square building in Singapore city – affectionately known by ex-pats as the Gotham City building of Batman fame. Created by Las Vegas designer James Adam in grandiose art deco style, The Macallan bar is as opulent as it is exclusive and the famous Speyside malt is the only Scotch on sale. Ceilings painted with Italian frescos tower overhead while marble with gold trim decorate floors and walls.
Next to The Macallan bar is a wine cellar standing 12 metres tall. Believed to be the tallest in Asia, waitresses known as ‘wine angels’ are attached to invisible wires and pullied up and down on ‘wings’ to reach ordered bottles.
The Macallan is highly coveted in Singapore and other parts of Asia. In Taiwan and Japan, it enjoys huge popularity with thirty somethings, particularly young businesswomen.
The bar has proved an outstanding success since it opened, according to Charles Yeo, Singapore’s marketing manager. “The concept of The Macallan bar is one we had wanted to develop for some time in Singapore and with the exclusive and extraordinary Divine Society, we found the perfect partner. Like the Divine Society, The Macallan stands for uncompromising quality and sophistication.”
Friday, June 24, 2005
very cool indeed.... to see more examples.
Flickr group: Calling Card
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."
Author, personal success pioneer --
Sunday, June 19, 2005
Pic of da day: Great Singapore Sale!!!
Originally uploaded by stonz.
it's an "auction" for.... the canon ixus 700.
as clearly stated: Recommended Retail Price: s$808.
Current Bid: $870.
3 cheers for the spirit of shopping! hip-hip-hooray!
as for the spirit of.... hunting for the best bargain..... all down the drain.
Monday, May 30, 2005
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
SINGAPORE--The National Library Board (NLB), which manages Singapore's 40 public libraries, has beefed up its IT infrastructure with new Web-enabled terminals to provide enhanced security features and easy management.
The deployment encompasses new "borrowing" kiosks which sport built-in cameras that capture the faces of library users while they check out their loans. Installed at six library branches since last December, the kiosk will enable library officials to resolve disputes based on images it captures, explained Kuan Sung, NLB's infocomm operations manager.
"Some patrons might claim that they did not borrow certain books, so the images will help to verify if it's true. So, on top of the transaction records, we also have visual records of who borrowed what," Kuan said.
comb your hair, put your library book on the electronic mat and smile!
okay. first of all. the library uses a normal barcode scanner to read your NRIC. same for online reservation. THAT is the problem. anyone can print a barcode on a card and pop it in. same for online. get the NRIC number, guesstimate the month of birth. hey. instant 1.55 charged.
Instead of fixing the problem. they came up with yet another brainless scheme to "fix".
may i suggest the NLB have a "top 10 mugshot" contest.... i can imagine endless entertainment for the librarians. who says librarians have boring jobs?
Sunday, May 15, 2005
Singapore's prime minister launched the country's latest behaviour modification campaign on Friday, urging teachers to use hip-hop and rap music to teach proper English and warning that continued use of the mutated local form of the language could make Singaporeans unintelligible.
pretty funny stuff.... i can so imagine Mr. Ang, my primary school chinese teacher, rapping.... tang poems
check out the URL itself.... it's under "WeirdNews"... whohoo! No need for thanks, world. we are glad to have entertained. cheers!
Friday, May 13, 2005
has a certain prose to it ya?
endeavour, ensure, attached, addressee. whoa!
"We will endeavour to ensure that the attached maplink in the email will reach your addressee."
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
here's the blog link.
my friend, Alvin's baby nephew.
Baby Ian's diagnosed with leukemia. as part of his chemo theraphy sessions, they need a constant supply of platelets from O+ blood.
what is needed.
- permission by the individual to give their contact info. (name + contact number) to NUH.
- send them to me. boonteck[at]gmail.com
- pass this info directly to baby ian's parents.
- NUH will contact you directly to make arrangements and explain what is needed.
Monday, April 18, 2005
taking peek inside the "collector pack 23 of 72".... is... "Galactic gossip" (72 of 75)
how abt that? only lucas can come up with that.... an collector's item... within another collector's item... whoohooh!
now i got.. some permutation of 72 & 75 of number of items to collect.
before i begin.... i think i'll go take some photos and video evidence of myself "before collection"....
Super-size Me?.. M&M ME!
on a sort-of related note... it does look like those... hellnotes... just lacking a value.
here's the "haiku" in full
Had he not been so independent
Qui-Gon would have been a member
of the Jedi Council.
Red is actually quite dependent on
Yellow for help and support.
(72 of 75)
not the casinos... everyone knew abt that.
i'm talking abt star wars merchandise.
here we have... the "M&M's Darth Mix"
dark chocolate peanuts.
corny liners like "Go to the Dark side... Choose Dark Chocolate"
and one cartoony Boba Fett (with blue M&M body) saying "Bring me Han Solo Frozen in chocolate." to a real-thing (non cartoony) Boba Fett.
A: what did the M&M Boba say to the big Boba?
Q: Bring me Han Solo Frozen in chocolate.
Friday, April 08, 2005
yeah. picked a zodiac 2 from... 2nd hand. but in very good condition. here we go... color screen PDA. yeah baby. finally.
next on the list. the sandisk SDIO wifi (with 256MB)... and a 1GIG card? mp3 and pr0n-on-the-go!
Monday, April 04, 2005
[Spore is] a sim that allows the players to control life on all conceivable scales--an emergent and beautiful simulation game that ranges from the cellular level all the way to the galactic level.
hey! we already got one... except only the "exceptionals" get to play...
The game allows the player to begin with developing a creature as a cellular entity and eventually creating a creature with more sophisticated brain functions, which will change the nature of the game to a more RTS-type game (he cited a particular favorite of his, Populous), where players will control herds of creatures. Once you upgrade the "hut" around which the creatures centralize, the game changes into what he called "a simple version of SimCity" where the player manages technology and interacts with other cities that have sprung up around the world.
He demonstrated how the player can eventually purchase a UFO to travel between planets--and eventually star systems--to populate, conquer, or simply observe. Particularly impressive was the game's emergent gameplay and seemingly infinite possibilities for playing creatively--two qualities that define Will Wright's celebrity status in game design.
whoa! "players will control herds of creatures", "upgrade the hut"... this is cutting too close..
The Whole List
zodiac 2 PDA. something with wifi, color screen, bluetooth.
whisky glass. heard everything good about them.
the whisky bible. the latest and greatest! more TNs to compare.
poker chips. "as seen on sopranos". what more do i need? did i mention they are on sale?
card shuffler. that's just fun? ha.
i just wanna get an headstart on the casino thingy. like tutition... start 'em early.
Sunday, March 27, 2005
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Sunday, March 06, 2005
i've been going thru some candidates for recruitment.
#1: job database. not friendster.
#2: write something useful. all i have access to.. is this "text" that will be used as comparison to other candidates.
#3: details. "java" is not gonna help.
here's a sample:
Self Description (without contact details and company name worked for, include Career Achievement/ Summary of Working Experience/ Personality)
Hobbies: Cycling, Roller Blading, Reading thriller novels, Watching movies, Playing badminton
Likes: Sociable people, friendliness, teamworker, romantic comedies, animals
Dislikes: Arrogant, rude and inconsiderate people, onion garlic and ginger, insects, cooking
Friday, March 04, 2005
Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew urges residents to vote for lift upgrading programme
SINGAPORE: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew says that the government will ensure that Singaporeans' assets will increase in value as the country grows.
And one way is to offer main upgrading or lift upgrading programmes to residents to enhance the value of their flats.
Speaking the launch of the lift upgrading programme at the Spottiswoode Park precinct, Mr Lee urged the residents to vote in favour of the programme, or miss their chance to enhance their assets while the economy is good.
Monday, February 28, 2005
Saturday, February 26, 2005
the world of computers.... is as simple as it gets.
Binary. 1's/ 0's. true/false. yes/no.
when you ask me on instruction/ help. bear this in mind.
follow the damn instructions.
the problem issn't gonna go away, if you pretend it is not there. Turn off the computer, go to sleep, when you wake up. the problem will still be there. there's nothing mysterious.
So.... if you choose not to follow the steps. you know it's gonna to piss me off further when you keep asking for help.
so there you have it.
i know. i know. i'm supposed to be patient.. etc
yeah. just needed to get that off.
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Telekom Malaysia Bhd has implemented a group-wide voluntary separation scheme (VSS) for eligible staff as part of its manpower rationalisation programme, which is expected to reduce its workforce by 10%.
now... that is one cool phrase. "voluntary separation scheme"
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Monday, February 21, 2005
Delayed entry. Watched arsenal vs sheffield united at highbury. Just had to do it despite the 51 pounds tix. 1-1 result. Loved the way the fans shouted at the ref. Complete sentences and in proper english. "oh referee, he's wasting time!" "referee is a w@nker!"